Construction Delay

When projects are delayed, owners, contractors, designers, insurers, governmental agencies, and law firms across the globe trust Secretariat’s leading experts to provide their independent and rigorous analysis to help avoid, pursue, or defend costly disputes. Secretariat stands apart in how we articulate clear and concise opinions for even the most complex analyses.

Finding Remedies in Construction Delay with Insights and Ingenuity

Major construction projects are complicated, requiring significant capital and involving a complex network of stakeholders. Everything must run on time and budget to stay on track. Delays can add dramatically to a project’s cost and often result in disputes, whether in arbitration forums, a courthouse, or settlement negotiations. When disputes are unavoidable, Secretariat professionals are ready to provide expert analysis and testimony proven to stand up to the rigors of international arbitration forums and domestic jurisdictions around the world.

Secretariat is a deeply respected, global team of engineers, project managers, architects, scheduling experts, and accountants who bring our collective decades of experience to the table to thoroughly assess the root causes of construction delays. We determine the wide-ranging impacts on everything from scheduling to project finance, and analyze the costs of delay based on our detailed understanding of the construction industry, finance, affected markets, and much more. Additionally, our experts can proactively help identify the potential causes of delays and suggest remedies before major projects get derailed.

We are among the most respected and trusted experts in the world on how construction projects should go and how and why they sometimes go awry.

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Dispute Resolution & Expert Testimony

Our construction dispute resolution professionals provide expert advice, forensic analyses, and independent professional opinions in clear, concise, and objective manners in a wide variety of venues, including international tribunals and specialized regulatory boards.

Delay Analysis

Our experts examine what was planned on a project and what actually happened to identify impacts and critical path delays. Through a comprehensive review of project records and robust analyses, we can quantify critical path delays and causally link the impacting issues to these delays. Our experts perform delay analyses forensically as well as while a project is ongoing.

Disruption/Loss of Productivity Analysis

Labor productivity claims are some of the most contentious claims in the construction industry. It can often be difficult to demonstrate a causal link between the events that impact labor productivity and the resultant costs. As a result, expert assistance may be required to substantiate a causal link between issues and the resulting labor productivity losses through implementing industry-accepted methods. Our experts have extensive experience evaluating labor productivity issues, performing root cause analyses, and quantifying damages.

CPM Schedule Preparation, Review & Updates

The development of a feasible baseline schedule, the production of accurate and reasonable schedule updates, and the preparation of recovery schedules, when needed, require design, construction, and scheduling expertise. MBP schedulers bring that experience to all the projects we support. We offer guidance to all types of clients – contractors, designers, and owners – that help foster a successful path to project completion.

Project Advisory & Project Controls

Our industry professionals focus on key areas of an organizational structure and existing processes to identify areas for enhancement and improvement to minimize risk, increase efficiency and effectiveness and maximize enterprise value.

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Kelsey Bishop


Ms. Bishop specializes in providing independent expert advice on construction projects in programming/scheduling (delay and disruption), contract review, cost/damages, and productivity/inefficiency.

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